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Japan on track to overcome deflation: BOJ Kuroda – News On Japan

The Japanese economy is on track to overcome deflation , Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said at the 2013 Bretton Woods Committee International Council Meeting in Washington on [...]

Japan land prices fall at slowest pace in five years as deflation eases

Japan's land prices fell the least since the global financial crisis in the year to July 1, while commercial land in the three biggest cities rose in value for the first time in the same period, the latest signs that deflation is easing its stubborn grip on  … [...]

Japan factory output jumps but deflation remains – News On Japan

Japanese factories churned out a better-than-expected performance in April, but the upbeat data Friday was tempered as the export powerhouse remained mired in deflation [...]

Japan consumer prices fall for third month as deflation lingers

Japan's consumer prices fell for the eighth time in nine months, highlighting the challenges facing the Bank of Japan (8301) in reaching a 2 percent inflation [...]

Exit from deflation 'in sight' / Revitalization minister … – News On Japan

The economy appears to be bottoming out amid high expectations for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's financial policies, as indicated by a monthly government report that excluded deflation from a list of future concerns for the first … [...]

Pension cut set to match with deflation – News On Japan

A Lower House committee approved a plan Wednesday to reduce pension payments that the government has kept unchanged despite declines in consumer [...]

Japan: Worse than a deflationary trap

Pummeled by a strong currency and two decades of deflation , Japanese companies are shifting production to China and elsewhere. Japan's industrial core is eroding and threatened with being hollowed out, as happened in … [...]

Japan: Healthy man of Asia

With most of the world's economists pointing out that Japan's years of steady deflation have to be stopped, Asianomics says it's not a worry. “Under current policy settings Japan looks to us like one of the safest places on the … [...]